Admission Requirements

The requirements for undergraduate programs include a certificate of higher education entrance qualification (Hochschulreife) that is sufficient for the desired study program, an admissions notice (in combination bachelor's programs admissions notices for both major and minor subjects), and proof of knowledge of German and English.

If your educational background is insufficient for admission to Freie Universität Berlin, a one-year school-type preparation at the Studienkolleg may be an alternative.

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Language Requirements

The bachelor’s program Media and Communication Studies requires a high level of proficiency in German as well as good English language skills. Proof of these skills must be provided as part of the application.

Proof of German Language Skills

German language skills are an essential precondition for studying Media and Communication Studies as nearly all study units of the bachelor’s program are taught in German. Only few courses are held in English. All applicants must submit proof of German language skills with their application. To apply at Freie Universität Berlin a Mittelstufe II or a TestDaF (German as a Foreign Language) certificate is required which displays the grade of at least 3 for all four parts of the examination. For detailed information on different proof certificates, equivalencies, and language tests please click here.

Proof of English Language Skills

The bachelor’s program Media and Communication Studies requires English language skills on level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Proof of these language skills must be provided as part of the application. For detailed information on proof certificates and equivalencies, please click here.

The prerequisites for admissions are checked individually for each applicant. Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements will not be permitted to the application process. There are NO exceptions from this rule.